Call for chapters -Promoting Global Competencies in Teacher and Educator Preparation

Dr. Mahmoud Suleiman, a professor of teacher education at CSU, Bakersfield, is editing a book project. The title is Beyond Provincialism: Promoting Global Competencies in Teacher and Educator Preparation. Dr. Suleiman is also the managing editor of the Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research, an open-access academic journal that works towards eliminating the equity gap in educational settings.

A volume in the International Education Inquiries – – People, Places, and Perspectives of Education 2030 Series

Tonya Huber, Texas A&M International University

Series Vision: International Education Inquiries is a book series dedicated to realizing the global vision of Education 2030. This vision involves “ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.” The founding editor seeks to provide a forum for the diverse voices of scholars and practitioners from across the globe asking questions about transforming the vision of Education 2030 into a reality. Published chapters will reflect a variety of formats, free of methodological restrictions, involving disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary inquiries. We expect the series will be a leading forum for pioneers redefining the global discussion about the people, places and perspectives shaping Education 2030 outcomes.

Volume 5 Vision: The current global conditions dictated by COVID-19 have affected social and educational institutions in many ways. The silver lining in all this might be seen in bringing awareness to world realities that can have an impact on all of us regardless of the geography, demography, nationality, language, race or other factors. While there are real challenges facing us, these can be opportunities to overcome many of the social ills that have plagued many societies and their institutions across the globe. Undoubtedly, schools across the world have been impacted by the current crisis as educators have been seeking to turn challenges into opportunities. Therefore, the timing could not have been more appropriate to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a blueprint not only to overcome the difficult times, but also bring about desired changes across nations and their institutions.

As scholars, educators, researchers, and policy makers are seeking to solve problems dictated by the dangerous pandemic, they are called upon to take action in the local contexts of their institutions while at the same time take into account the global realities in the international arena. They are also encouraged to re-contextualize their efforts within the overarching frameworks of the SDGs. Accordingly, we are seeking manuscripts for book chapters focusing on current educational initiatives, efforts, realities, approaches as we face the current challenges. The proposed volume may include research articles or manuscripts that provide an account of the current state of education in light of these conditions, focusing on any or other of the following strands.

Topics of interest include:

Sustaining equity and social justice in pre-K schools

Promoting multilingualism and global cross-cultural awareness

•Internationalizing curricular treatments and pedagogical practices

•Examining state and national accreditation guidelines from global perspectives

•Integrating equitable assessment in curriculum and instruction

Proposal: A 250 word abstract of the proposed chapter, and keywords, should be made on one single-spaced page. Please include your name and affiliation, email address, and a tentative title. All proposals should be sent as a single Word file of 2 pages to both the volume editor and the series editor (msuleiman@csub.edu; Tonya.Huber@TAMIU.edu) by December 15, 2020.